Reposted from a Facebook event:
On September 1st, let’s get together to discuss the upcoming National Prisoner Strike on the 9th at Love Bank Park! There is already a planned noise demonstration at the St. Louis City Work House on the 9th, so this event will give us an opportunity to eat together, prepare and get acquainted with each other before then. In preparation, we will also have banner making supplies on hand to make for the noise demo. At 8pm, we will also being showing a documentary about the Attica prison uprising that happened in 1971 (upon which the national strike is based).
Feel free to bring some food to put on the grill!
Invite folks on your friends list who you think might be interested!
For more information on the national Strike, visit: https://supportprisonerresistance.noblogs.org/sept-9-2016/
(TL;DR: Abolish prisons)
Prisons in the US are the continuation of white and class supremacy–most specifically anti-blackness. This country was founded upon the eradication or isolaton of any identity or group that conflicted with it’s narrative. Prisons have always acted as places for the isolation of those who have been deemed superfluous and a threat to effectively keeping order for merely existing. Whether it’s because you are struggling to be free, poor, black or non-white.
And they are also a line of defense for the State to isolate and placate movements that challenge the status quo. We who seek to help support, build and spread future subversion may very well find ourselves facing repression, which can mean incarceration. As we struggle on the outside, we cannot forget about each other and all those locked up! Whether it’s protesting outside of jails and prisons or writing letters to folks inside, these are some ways to build solidarity and psychologically break down prison walls.